This year I’m taking part in the Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog Hop, which is promising to be amazing because I’m visiting all these blogs I’ve never been to before and making new friends, AND we all get presents!
The blog-hop aims to find out if we’ve been naughty or nice this year, and at the end we get to leave three clues about the person we’ve been allocated as part of the Secret Santa.
1. How are you going with your Goodreads challenge?
I think I’m doing well – I’ve read 146/150 books, and am 7 books ahead of schedule. I’ll definitely finish it this year 🙂
2. How many times did you post per week on average? Do you think you’ll post more/less in the future?
I started the year posting about 3-5 times a week, plus doing my Stocktake Saturday. Things got super busy for me near the end of the year and I dropped down to 1-2 posts, but I’m making my way back again to an average of 3 posts a week. Next year will be interesting because it’s the last 9 months of my PhD and I may be posting less, or not at all, in some weeks as everything wraps up.
3. What is your Netgalley ratio?
4. Have you been commenting on other blogs?
I’ve tried really hard this year to hop by when people comment on my posts. I still find it a little hard because I don’t like going to someone’s blog and just saying “great post!” as a comment – so although I’ll visit the blogs of everyone who leaves a comment, sometimes I just don’t have anything constructive to say so I’ll make a note to visit later. I always comment back eventually.
5. Did you read mostly review books or non-review books this year?
I read mostly review books, despite trying to challenge myself to read at least 2 non-review books a month to lessen my pile of books that I BUY and then never have time to read. I’ll try to do better next year!
6. What are your blogging goals for 2015?
I’d really just like to focus on not getting super-behind on my review books, which I’m struggling with because I accumulate review books at a faster rate than I can read them! I also have a few design tweaks planned for next year, which will be fun.
7. What is your favourite blogging moment/achievement of 2014?
This year I jokingly said that I’d love to get to a 1000 Twitter followers, and I’m up to around 920 which is amazing! The publisher events like PTA were amazing, and I got to go to Supanova (finally) and came back with tonnes of autographed books that I needed a cardboard box to carry on the train home. My reviews were also quoted inside a few books this year, which is super exciting!
Based on your answers above, do you think you’ve been a good or naughty blogger this year?
It’s a bit awkward for me to say this, but I think I’ve done well this year. It’s certainly been a fun year filled with many a book-related happy-dance, fun people, and awesome times. I’m hoping to continue it next year!
Leave 3 clues to help your santee guess who you are!
1. Snark. You have ALL THE SNARK. Which is why I love you.
2. You have lots of co-bloggers, all over the world.
3. A recent post of yours uses gifs from Batman, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Simpsons 🙂
You should join the Australian YA Bloggers and Readers Goodreads Group today and accompany us on our journey of bookish frivolity and awesomeness.